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FAMILY VAEJOVIDAEGenus ParavaejovisGenus ParuroctonusGenus PseudouroctonusGenus SerradigitusGenus SmeringerusGenus SyntropisGenus UroctonitesGenus UroctonusGenus Vaejovis

      eusthenura group
           Vaejovis bilineatus
           Vaejovis coahuilae
        Vaejovis confusus
       Vaejovis diazi diazi
      Vaejovis diazi transmontanus
       Vaejovis eusthenura
       Vaejovis flavus
      Vaejovis galbus
      Vaejovis glabrimanus
      Vaejovis globosus
       Vaejovis gravicaudus
        Vaejovis hoffmanni hoffmanni
       Vaejovis hoffmanni fuscus
      Vaejovis punctatus punctatus
       Vaejovis punctatus spadix
      Vaejovis punctatus variegatus
       Vaejovis puritanus
      Vaejovis spinigerus
       Vaejovis viscainensis
        Vaejovis vittatus
        Vaejovis waeringi
       Vaejovis waueri
      intrepidus group
        Vaejovis intrepidus intrepidus
        Vaejovis intrepidus atrox
        Vaejovis intrepidus cristimanus
      Vaejovis occidentalis
      Vaejovis subcristatus
      mexicanus group
        Vaejovis carolinianus
        Vaejovis cashi
        Vaejovis chamelaensis
      Vaejovis chiapas
       Vaejovis chisos
        Vaejovis deboersi
        Vaejovis dugesi
        Vaejovis feti
        Vaejovis franckei
       Vaejovis granulatus
      Vaejovis jonesi
       Vaejovis lapidicola
      Vaejovis maculosus
       Vaejovis mexicanus mexicanus
      Vaejovis mexicanus smithi
      Vaejovis monticola
      Vaejovis nigrofemoratus
        Vaejovis pattersoni
       Vaejovis paysonensis
      Vaejovis pusillus
       Vaevovis rosssmanni
      Vaejovis setosus
      Vaejovis sprousei
      Vaejovis tesselatus
      Vaejovis vaquero
        Vaejovis vorhiesi
      nitidulus group    
      Vaejovis curvidigitus
      Vaejovis davidi
      Vaejovis decipiens
      Vaejovis gracilis
      Vaejovis intermedius
      Vaejovis janssi
      Vaejovis kochi
      Vaejovis mauryi
      Vaejovis minckleyi
      Vaejovis mitchelli
      Vaejovis nigrescens
      Vaejovis nitidulus
      Vaejovis norteno
      Vaejovis peninsularis
      Vaejovis platnicki
      Vaejovis pococki
      Vaejovis rubrimanus
      Vaejovis solegladi
      punctipalpi group
      Vaejovis bruneus bruneus
      Vaejovis bruneus loretoensis
      Vaejovis bruneus villosus
      Vaejovis cazieri
      Vaejovis crassimanus
      Vaejovis hirsuticauda
      Vaejovis insularis
      Vaejovis magdalensis
      Vaejovis punctipalpi punctipalpi
      Vaejovis punctipalpi barbatus
      Vaejovis punctipalpi cerralvensis
      Vaejovis russelli
      Vaejovis sonorae
      incertae sedis
      Vaejovis acapulco
      Vaejovis cisnerosi
           Vaejovis kuarapu
      Vaejovis mumai
      Vaejovis nayarit
      Vaejovis pequeno
      Vaejovis spicatus
      Vaejovis zihuatanejensis
          "Vaejovis" flavescens

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Vaejovis pattersoni Williams and Haradon 1980

Vaejovis pattersoni Williams and Haradon in Williams, 1980: 54, 65-66, fig. 56F, 69, 75, Tables 1. 2).
Vaejovis monticola: Kovarík, 1998: 147; Beutelspacher, 2000: 102, 138, 153, map 82; Sissom, 2000: 542.

HOLOTYPE:  Vaejovis pattersoni Williams and Haradon. Holotype: M (CAS, Type No. 12250), vicinity of La Laguna (elev. 1,707 m). Sierra de La Laguna, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 1-3-VIII-1974, R. M. Haradon, V. F. Lee, W. E Savary.

Original description:
Vaejovis pattersoni Williams and Haradon in Williams, 1980: 54, 65-66, fig. 56F, 69, 75 :

Diagnosis.  - Prominent dorsal markings giving striped appearance. Pectine teeth 11-15 in males, 11-12 in females; females with proximal pectinal tooth distinctly smaller than other teeth in series; fourth and fifth enlarged denticles of primary dentate row retrolaterally offset on both pedipalp fingers; with distinct sharply pointed subaculear tooth on telson (Fig. 56F).
Description of Holotype. Male. Base color light yellow to yellow-orange; extensive dark fuscous markings on all body parts and appendages; dorsal mesosoma with two submedial and two lateral series of dark blotches giving appearance of stripes. Carapace surface lightly granular; anterior margin straight; median ocular tubercle set well forward of center of carapace. Terga lightly granular. Entire metasomal surface finely granular; dorsal and dorsolateral keels strongly crenulate to serrate; ventrolateral keels crenulate to serrate; ventromedian keels lightly granular on segment I, granular on segments IIV. Telson conspicuously smaller and narrower than metasomal segment V; ventral surface lightly tubercular, eight pairs of ventral and ventrolateral setae; distinct, well-developed subaculear tooth. Pedipalp palm surface smooth, keels obsolete; fingers scalloped proximally, form small gap when closed; 6 (fixed finger) and 7 (movable finger) large supernumerary granules, set well away from primary row; primary row denticles subdivided by 5 enlarged denticles on each finger, fourth and fifth enlarged denticles offset along retrolateral margin of each row; primary-row denticles do not extend to articulating margin.

Subsequent Accounts:

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Sur - Sierra de La Laguna).

Published Records:  Vaejovis pattersoni Williams, allotype and 24 topoparatypes: CAS ; from the vicinity of La Laguna (elev. 1,707 m). Sierra de La Laguna, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 1-3-VIII-1974, R. M. Haradon, V. F. Lee, W. E Savary.

notes:Sissom (2006): Williams (1980) placed this species in the eusthenura group.  Examination of a topoparatype revealed that it is closely related to members of the mexicanus group (e.g., V. granulatus Pocock) from mainland México (W. D. Sissom, pers. obs.). Williams and Haradon in Williams, (1980): "Variation within Paratypes.- Carapace length of males ranged 2.8-3.5 mm, females 2.9-3.7 mm. Pectine teeth 11-15 in males, 11-12 in females.", "Named after Donald Patterson, who encouraged and supported biological exploration of Baja California", "Most specimens were found under the bark of dead trees, although several were found under rocks".


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